Friday, September 3, 2010

My first 15 minutes

Hello everyone, I'm Cate. Please bare with me, this is my first blog post anywhere ever, and it's about my first 15 minutes play. So if this comes out all wrong, I'm sorry.

I started out so inspired by the 15 Minute concept. Then was thwarted by gift deadlines, a grumpy sewing machine, and the need to organise my stash before I could acutally find what I wanted within an hour, let alone those precious 15 minutes!

With our men-folk loudly killing deamons in the next room, us girls found ourselves confined to the living room. So I sat back on the sofa, grabbed some scraps, and made mini 1/2 inch hexagons, for no reason at all. Well, they are cute, and they used up some impossibly small scraps. I'm currently working on a 1" hexagon quilt, so these serve no pre-defined purpose. Perhaps I had more fun knowing I had no goal - the colours didn't matter, and the blurgh-ness of some of the fabrics was irrelevant. All I had to do was enjoy the process. And I did.

If anyone has any ideas for a small but growing pile of 1/2" hexies, I'd love to hear them!
(Oh, and inspired by a friend's pin cushion, I grabbed my felt stash and made my own, in less than 15 minutes!)

10 comments:

Amy said...

I love the pincushion.1/2" hexies maybe a baby quilt? or some pincushions? I will check back to see,Amy

9patchnurse said...

Great start Cate! Love the hexies. They are all over blogs this summer, I'm sure something will catch your eye. I LOVE the pincushion! Now I want one. Can a person have too many pincushions?

WoolenSails said...

I have seen nice table runners made with them.
I am making my newest ones into a fall quilt.
They are addicting.

Debbie

CharlotteP said...

Congratulations on starting...that is the hardest part! Looks like the makings of a fun baby quilt to me too...love the bee!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Wonderful post about where 15 minutes can lead you!!
Well done!! 1/2" hexies are amazing!!! Keep playing, they will tell you what they need to become

Char said...

Great post. Love the hexies and the pincushion. What about pot holders?

Rene' said...

Congrats! You are off to a great start!!! I'm sure you will have no problem finding a fun project for the hexies. They are wonderful.

Kim said...

those adorable mini hexies could make a trail through or around your larger hexies.......
mix them with the large shapes.......Or you can put several together to form a larger hex and put it in with other larger hexies.

Happy sewing

23rdspiral said...

thanks for the support everyone, and the good ideas. i'll keep on making them and see where they take me, though pot holders is quite appealing and needful. cheers!

good luck with all your projects big and small! x

Magpie Sue said...

Welcome Cate! Yikes - mini hexies! They would make a wonderful doll quilt, to scale and everything! The best part is that you did it with no prescribed rules or regulations and that you had fun :- )